Episode 7: Josh Roles’ journey as an F1 mechanic.
On this episode of Minds of Motorsport we talk to Josh Roles, a mechanic at McLaren F1 who has the pleasure of working on Fernando Alonso’s race car.
Josh has an interesting journey in becoming an F1 mechanic starting off in the defense force before joining McLaren in their GT3 program.
In our chat we spoke of how Josh’s experiences in the defense forced shaped him to be prepared for the high pressure life in F1 and what goes on behind the scenes as a mechanic at an F1 team.
Topics of discussion:
- How the defense force helped in motorsport.
- Blancpain GT3 racing.
- Life as an F1 mechanic.
- Typical F1 race weekend.
- Advice for the aspiring F1 mechanic.
- Crypto and blockchain.
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